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Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

by Hannah Mostellar • April 5, 2019

Coworking spaces have trended in recent years due to their collaborative approach towards work life. It is the practice of using offices as communal breeding grounds for innovation through the collaboration of young and capable entrepreneurs and the sharing of resources like ideas and equipment.

How a Coworking Space Can Jump-Start a Graphic Design Business

by Hannah Mostellar • March 29, 2019

You might not think that where you work matters. However, the research is out there and it proves that interacting with others is good for creatives like graphic designers. One way to define creativity is the ability to combine ideas. When you work in a coworking space you get just that, a variety of ideas that can spark something new!

On Belonging and the Hunt for a Coworking Space

by Hannah Mostellar • March 19, 2019

The way we work is changing. Increasingly, people are opting to work remotely rather than face hours upon hours of traffic each week. And while it’s unlikely that many miss the days of beige cubicle rows saturated in fluorescent light, working from home (or from coffees shops) presents its own set of challenges and frustrations. Chief of these, perhaps, is loneliness.

4 Ideas to Bond with Your Team in a Co-working Space

Four Ideas to Bond with Your Team in a Coworking Space

by Hannah Mostellar • February 26, 2019

In a sea of emerging co-working spaces, offices need to harbor a sense of community naturally weaved into its integral structure to provide experiences rather than just facilities. Communities thrive when they are built on cohesive networks, and to stand out as an ideal workspace, the experiences your co-working space provides must take root in the form of activities that enable members to establish healthy bonds.

How Introverts and Extroverts Function in a Coworking Space

by Hannah Mostellar • February 19, 2019

Chemicals and science dictate how humans behave in social situations, and each individual’s brain is built differently. Extroverts for example, possess a low sensitivity to dopamine, and vice versa for introverts. This sensitivity decides their level of stimulation and hence behavior, in response to various external stimuli.

How to Decide Which Work Environment Is for You: Open vs. Private

by Hannah Mostellar • February 12, 2019

From homes to offices, an “open floorplan” seems to be all the rage. There are no dividing walls, and people can see and hear everything, no matter where they are.

Tech companies and startups are pushing an open floorplan as a selling point to potential new hires. But are open environments all they’re cracked up to be? Recent studies find that private offices actually improve collaboration, contrary to popular belief.

Depending on the nature of your business, you’ll have to choose a floorplan that makes sense for you. It’s important to note that one size does not fit all when it comes to office layout. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each.

A Trick for Settings Goals You Can Actually Meet

by Hannah Mostellar • February 4, 2019

It can be discouraging when your resolutions go off the rails after just a few weeks, but I promise it’s not too late to get back on track (sorry not sorry for two corny train references in one sentence). Anyway, here’s one thing I’m trying out this year to keep myself from feeling daunted by a lofty resolution:

Ten Things to Bring with You When You Start Working at a Coworking Space 

by Hannah Mostellar • January 30, 2019

You’ve nailed down a coworking space, and they’ll cover the essentials to get you started. Fresh coffee, free Wi-Fi, and a dedicated work space are almost always guaranteed. But to make the most of your coworking experience, you can’t show up empty handed. No matter how temporary the space is for your business, adding your own personal touch will inspire you to do your best work.  

If you’re ready to move in to your new coworking area, be sure to bring the following 10 items to set your business up for success.  

Coworking lunch break

An Ode to the Humble Lunch Break

by Hannah Mostellar • January 16, 2019

If you’re not taking advantage of your lunch break, your mental health, as well as your creativity, may be suffering. Here’s how you’ll benefit from stepping away at midday.

Six Amazing Startups that Started at a Coworking Space

by Hannah Mostellar • January 8, 2019

Every company has to start somewhere, and some of the world’s largest companies got started in a coworking space. If you’re just getting started with your business and feel like you’ve got an uphill climb ahead of you, rest assured that many successful, global companies have been in your shoes before. Here, we’re going to cover six startups that started in a coworking space that are now worth billions.